Things to Know About Facebook's Revamped News Feed

Things to Know About Facebook's Revamped News Feed

Also being enhanced is the News Feed's readability. "In order to make News Feed more conversational and easier to read and navigate, we'll be making a few updates to its design over the coming weeks".

Facebook's News Feed is undergoing a redesign that adds circular profile pictures similar to those found in Twitter's major June rehaul. Finally, Camera gains support for creating text posts and sharing them in image form via Stories or the News Feed.

Link previews will now be larger than before, making it easier to read.

As a part of its latest updates, the tech giant is simplifying the way comments appear under a post. The changes will be rolled out in the coming weeks, said Shali Nguyen, Product Design Manager and Ryan Freitas, Design Director in a blog post.

Facebook has also changed the typography and the icons on the News Feed. Facebook then has a vested interest in dragging you back to the News Feed so it has made the back button more prominent.

Facebook has assured that these new design updates will not affect Pages' reach or referral traffic. It's essentially Instagram's Boomerang feature, but in Facebook. This was actually first introduced to iOS users last month, but it is now rolling out to Android users as well.

Whenever we open Facebook, we see that the News Feed is always populated with a unique set of stories that include photos, videos, GIFs, and links.

Facebook is also improving live broadcasts by letting users add creative filters and doodles during their broadcasts.

Shares of Facebook were higher during afternoon trading on Tuesday.

The company has worked on three aspects of the news feed that are aimed at making conversations smoother, improving readability and making it easier to navigate.

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